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Education Fund

Good information and a strong voice on the issues that matter most for working people.

The Working America Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity that reaches working people in their communities with good information on the issues that matter most. We focus on fostering good jobs, a fair economy and a democracy where the voices of working people count for more than the money of big corporate interests.

Working people in America have been left behind by the economic recovery and misled by the right wing. Many are fed up with politics and dismayed about how to hold politicians accountable.

That’s where the Working America Education Fund comes in. Day after day – in partnership with Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO – the Fund reaches working-class neighborhoods with a conversation about good jobs and a fair economy. The Fund provides opportunities to build voice and power together to put the concerns of working people at the top of the policy agenda. 

The Fund also offers an alternative to the right-wing economic populism sweeping across the country. Whether it’s the national scandal over corporate tax evasion or a local fight for paid sick days or a higher minimum wage, the Working America Education Fund makes sure that working people have the information and tools they need to advance the interests of their families and communities.

The Fund supports:

  • Grassroots community education to defend rights and opportunities for all working families. It also develops educational materials on state-specific issues such as public education, family and medical leave and an analysis of who wins and who loses under various budget and revenue policies.
  • Online education on workers’ issues, including rights on the job and corporate accountability.
  • Strategic research for institutions, organizers and activists to promote good jobs, fair trade and a healthy and just economy.

Education Fund Resources

How we persuaded 105,000 people to observe social distancing


Working America's newest report highlights the promising effects of our new Covid-19 communications program.


Engaging with 2.6 Million People on the Importance of Social Distancing


Working America has engaged with more than 2.6 million people about the coronavirus pandemic and how to get help if they need it. We focused on contacting groups of people who we identified in previous surveys were not adopting safe behaviors.


New Research: Increasing Commitment to Social Distancing among Important Populations


Given the current public health crisis, Working America wanted to use our clinical message testing ability to persuade more people to adopt responsible social-distancing behaviors.


Cuts to health care would have dire effects on working people.


Proposed health care cuts to Medicaid programs and limiting protections for preexisting conditions will make our nation less healthy and more expensive for most.


Decision to Cancel Health Care Outreach Puts Americans at Risk


In response to President Trump's order to halt public outreach regarding the Patient Accountability and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in advance of the January 31 open enrollment deadline, Working America Chief-of-Staff Tony Cheng issued the following statement.


City of Greensboro Employees Begin Taking Advantage of Parental Leave Policy

01/03/2017 | Time Warner Cable News

American Express made headlines earlier this week when company leaders announced they're expanding their paid parental leave policy for both mothers and fathers.


Working Families Celebrate North Carolina Voting Rights Decision


Working people, advocates praise federal appeals court decision striking down controversial 2013 voting law


Health Coverage for Millions of Americans Protected by Supreme Court


In response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell, Working America Executive Director Karen Nussbaum issued the following statement...


Community Gathers to Urge HISD to Protect Schools From Needless Closure


arents and community leaders are fighting against the closure of two schools that would displace students in southeast Houston.